Public Question Asked by lori about Barcelona
I'm planning a trip to Spain in Oct 2012. I have 2 wks to spend and want to make the most of my time,any suggetions. Food & wine preference.
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Answered by Anthony Jacobson , Barcelona, Spain
October is a nice time to visit. Will you be in Barcelona and Catalonia area only or are you planing on going to Madrid or other areas of Spain too? While in Barcelona I would make day trips to other cities; Girona, Figueres (to see the Dali Museam), Sitges,Tarragona for example. There are so many good restaurants in BCN. You know, lunch the big meal of the day here is around 2 PM and supper starts around 9 PM or even10 PM although more and more there are some restaurants that cater to tourist that serve earlier. Set Portes is one of them. It's a classic restaurant in BCN in a Neo-Classical building www.7portes.com/angles/. I bet you'll want to eat tapas too. Keep in mind while tapas are not traditional to Catalonia , now days you can get good ones albeit people often sit down to eat them rather than stand as is traditional in other parts of Spain. One tapa places that is fashionable right now is Ferran Adriàs http://www.ticketsbar.es/en (you must reserve months in advance via internet so get going if you're interested). Also go to http://www.moritz.com/ on Ronda de Sant Antoni street. Another one http://www.lolitataperia.com/en/ by Ferran Adriàs brother. Tapas 24 is trendy http://www.tapas24.net. Aslo popular are Cerversaria Catalana, Ciutat Comptal, Quimet & Quimet, Xampanet...etc.
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Answered by Marta Laurent , Barcelona, Spain
To get a good feel of Barcelona you'll need at least three days in town: one for the Old Town, one for the Gaudi sites and one more for Montjuïc, the waterfront, museums, shopping and any other favorite. Although if you're having private tours, you might be able to cover all this in less time. It would also be a good idea to have one extra day to go out of town, and since you like food and wine, the Penedès wine country would be a perfect choice for you:
By the way, one of my specialties are for the tours in Barcelona. You can find some suggested itinerary is here:
As for the the rest of your trip to Spain, if you're interested in wine you should not miss La Rioja area and their cellars. The Basque Country nearby has also beautiful food and very scenic landscapes. To the four days in each area with give you an would feel of them as long as you organize your time efficiently. Hiring a local tourguide there would also be of help.
Madrid is the city for art museums and palaces. I'd recommend this lady for city tours as well as for gourmet and tapas tours: http://madridcoolandcultural.com. As for Barcelona you will need at least three days there.
And finally, and Andalucia is another wonderful area for sightseeing: Granada and Cordova are my favorite (but they are small towns, a couple of stay in each place is enough), but they are only two of the many possibilities this wonderful region offers.
I could keep going on and on, because Spain has many hidden treasures, but I think this will if you a good idea of what you can do.
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Enjoy your time in Spain!
Answered by Marina , Barcelona, Spain
Hi, Lori! I work for relocation company Kakdoma BCN and we plan the time and activities for our clients according to their needs in Barcelona. We will be happy to work for you organizing your holiday time, so you could fully enjoy your stay here and live an unforgetable experience. For more information, please contact email@example.com
Answered by De Miguel Peralta Sandra , Barcelona, Spain
There are wonderful places for tapas in Barcelona. My suggestion would be the Ribera Aerea where there are mnay nice tapas places there.
Thanks and best regards,
Answered by Vintage Spain , Logrono, Spain
For food and wine tours check www.vintagespain.com, in Madrid for group tours and activities check www.gourmetmadrid.com. hope it helps